UP: FIR Against Former BJP Leader After Law Student Who Accused Him Of Harassment Goes Missing
The Uttar Pradesh police have filed an FIR against BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand after a student from SS Law College in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh who accused him of sexual harassment in a video went missing from her college hostel.
The girl in the video has alleged Chinmayanand of harassing her and ‘destroying the lives’ of several other girls. She also alleged that the BJP leader is threatening her with life and urged chief minister Yogi Aditynath and PM Modi for help.
“I Have Evidence Against Him”
The girl posted a video on August 23 which has since then gone viral. After introducing herself, she goes on to say, “A big leader of the saint society, who has destroyed the lives of several girls, has been threatening me with life. I have all the evidence against him. I request Modi ji and Yogi ji to please help me. He has even threatened to kill my family. Only I know what I have been going through. Modi ji please help me, he is a sanyasi and is threatening that the police, DM and everyone else is on his side and no one can harm him. I request you all for justice.”
However, just a day after the video was posted, she went missing. Her father then had filed a complaint with the police in which he accused Chinmayanand of sexually harassing her.
While speaking to the media, the girl’s father said that he was sure that Chinmayanand was behind her disappearance. He also said that he expects UP CM Yogi and PM Modi to help him.
Chinmayanand’s lawyer has rubbished the claims made by the father, calling it an attempt to extort his client. As per an NDTV report Additionally, the lawyer for Chinmayanand’s Shahjahanpur Ashram has filed a complaint against unknown persons after the video went viral. The lawyer alleged that a WhatsApp message received made an extortion demand of Rs 5 crore.
Chinmayanand’s spokesperson Om Singh said that these allegations made by girl’s father were to discredit him and his organisation.
Chinamayanand in 2011 was accused of rape. Last year the UP government tried to withdraw the case, however, the petition was rejected by a Shahjahanpur court.